First impressions of the JCSM are that it is a beautiful modern building close to the main campus of Auburn University. There are some abstract pieces located on the grounds outside the museum. Upon entering there is a nice gift shop and facilities and what I've been told is a wonderful little cafe. I didn't try the cafe though. In the main foyer is a gorgeous chandelier made of funky glass quirks. It was one of the nicest pieces in the museum so be sure to look up. They have a permanent collection and a temporary exhibition. The permanent collection is interesting and I was excited to see works of Mexican artists like Diego Rivera, especially since I just returned from Mexico City recently. There are more abstract sculptures, lithographs and paintings as well. The story of how the museum acquired the pieces is also interesting. They were setting up for a new temporary photography exhibition so I didn't get to see that gallery. I will definitely return to see the temporary exhibition on another day and try the cafe too. This museum is a great addition to the city of Auburn and should be on anyone's list who is interested in the arts.